Cambridge researchers take top awards

Two NIHR Cambridge BRC researchers have won top awards at the The American Diabetes Association. 

The American Diabetes Association’s (ADA) is a leading voluntary health organisation on a mission to prevent and cure diabetes, as well as improve the lives of all people affected by the disease.

Between 7-11 June, ADA held their 79th Scientific Session- the worlds largest scienetific meeting on diabetes research, prevention and care, in San Francisco. This was a chance to bring researchers across the world together to highlight diabetes research and recognise researchers in this field. Two Cambridge researchers were awarded at the conference for their significant discoveries.

Dr. Sadaf Farooqi was awarded the 2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award for her work to understanding the genetics and physiological mechanisms in obesity, which will help develop new treatments to tackle this major health problem.

Also awarded, was our metabolism, endocrinology and bone theme lead, Prof. Sir Steve O’Rahilly. He was given the ADA’s highest honor, the Banting Medal for Scientific Achievement. The Banting Medal recognises significant, long-term contributions to the understanding, treatment or prevention of diabetes.

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